Hermitian conjugate


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Hermitian conjugate

[er′mish·ən ′kän·jə·gət]
(mathematics)
For a matrix A, the transpose of the complex conjugate of A. Also known as adjoint; associate matrix.
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For a lossless passive network, the complex S-parameter matrix |Mathematical Expression Omitted~ must satisfy the equation |Mathematical Expression Omitted~, where |Mathematical Expression Omitted~ is the unit matrix of the same order as |Mathematical Expression Omitted~, and |Mathematical Expression Omitted~ is the Hermitian conjugate (conjugate transpose) of |Mathematical Expression Omitted~.
This is characterised by two real-valued, non-singular, non-symmetric, generalised units, interconnected by hermitian conjugates, one of which is assumed to characterise motion forward in time and the other, motion backward in time.